Participant introduction

Denis Vlahovac

Owner of the brand
Cocktail Empire
Denis Vlahovac promotes domestic and local products in a new and creative way through drinking craft cocktails and through consulting, education, workshops and events. He is passionately engaged in the design of new cocktails with different ingredients such as beer, wine, rakija, pelinkovac, teas, beetroot, chokeberry and many others, as well as the introduction of novelties in catering establishments in order to increase quality and reduce costs. He works as an external associate at Aspira College in Zagreb and as a bar consultant for several bars and restaurants in Zagreb and beyond, and organizes cocktail events throughout Croatia. He graduated from the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management in Opatija, Columbia Bartending Agency in New York and WSET Lvl. 2 for wines at Wine Academy Croatia. He has traveled to over 60 countries and worked in 5 of them, and since returning to his native country, he wants to raise the quality of catering and services throughout Croatia, focused on complete sustainability and utilization of resources and the promotion of healthier living.